All good things must come to an end goes the old adage, and in accordance with this, quite a few players bid farewell to international cricket in 2017.
Let’s have a look at twelve of the most noteworthy retirements we witnessed this year:
12.) Kyle Abbott
The South African speedster Kyle Abbott retired from international cricket on January 5, 2017. He continues to play league cricket across the world. The 30-year-old also signed a Kolpak deal with England’s Hampshire cricket club.
Test career – 11 matches, 95 runs; 39 wickets
ODI career – 28 matches, 76 runs; 34 wickets
T20I career – 21 matches, 23 runs; 26 wickets
11.) Rilee Rossouw
The Proteas batsman retired from international cricket on the same day as Abbott. Rossouw continues to play league cricket across the globe. He recently featured in the T10 league at Sharjah where he scored fastest half-century for Maratha Arabians.
ODI career – 36 matches, 1,239 runs, 100s- 3, 50s- 7; 1 wicket
T20I career – 15 matches, 327 runs, 50s- 2